Walk: Not far to Farleitter Crag

Highland | Kincraig | Short walk | ★★★★

[View across Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag with the high Cairngorms beyond]

The wooded expanse stretching from Glenmore to Glen Feshie is one of the largest areas of ancient Scots pine forest left in the UK. A short and steep climb to Farleitter Crag gives awesome views across miles of forest canopy, with the barren Cairngorms and Monadhliath plateaus rising beyond. A cluster of marshy lochans (the Uath Lochans, with uath pronounced as wah) at the foot of the hill adds birdwatching opportunities to a walk that somehow feels more like a slice of Canada than Scotland.

[The panorama from Farleitter Crag shows the full extent of Inshriach Forest]

📌 Walk: Not far to Farleitter Crag ★★★★
Start / finish at car park off minor road in Inshriach Forest 2 mi south of Kincraig, G.R.: NH 835023 ///slip.overpower.photo

▶ 5 km / 3 mi | ▲ 130 m | ⌚ Short | Moderate
Summits: Farleitter Crag (340 m) | Features: Uath Lochans (Hawthorn lochans)
Terrain: Good level paths around the lochans with boardwalk sections; steep climb to summit on track then path; tracks and paths for return.

Route & map

Car park - path around east side of the two northeast lochans, north side of southern (largest) loch, to track junction at G.R.: NH 834021 - Farleitter Crag - Badenoch Way to G.R.: NH 828029 - start. Route marked in white / red here (start point 5) except for first section.


Route credit: Walkhighlands (modified)

On our visit

Wildlife: Several deer in the forest on descent from Farleitter Crag. This is a good walk for spotting red squirrels.
Weather: Mostly cloudy, only a few degrees above freezing but dry; breezy on the summit with melting snow visible on higher ground.

[Uath Lochans]

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